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Can I Get a Copy of the Slides? The Case for Blended Training

Posted by Martyn Lewis

Feb 7, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Martyn Lewis, Principal and Founder of 3GS, joins the ranks of both InSync guest bloggers and BYTE presenters. Don't miss his BYTE session, Reversing 200 Years in the Wrong Direction with Blended Training, on February 28, 2017. 

Blended Learning Blended TrainingThere is always at least one. One person in a training program, or worse still, that couldn’t make it to the program, that asks, “Can I get a copy of the slides?"  I am on a personal mission to never hear anyone ask for a copy of the slides again.

Why do we so often hear people ask for a copy of the slides?  Simply put, it is in the belief that the learning content of the training program exists across a sequential series of PowerPoint slides. It is the belief that if you were to “read” the slides, you could get the content, rather like reading a book.

However, in defense of those who ask that question, we have trained them to think this way. Frequently training programs are designed, or rather not designed, by using PowerPoint like a book upon which to spread out our content.  

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Topics: Blended learning, BYTE

Understanding the Power of Storytelling In Business

Posted by Katelind Hays

Jan 24, 2017 9:26:00 AM


Storytelling in Business Christine MilesBecoming a more effective learning professional requires a number of skills, none more important than clear communication. 

Christine Miles, Co-Founder and Chief Architect of CI², spent years developing a framework that helps people communicate more powerfully. On January 17, Christine generously shared how storytelling provides the foundation of her proven approach with BYTE session attendees.

Read more to learn about the importance of story, why story works, and the elements needed to tell a good story. To review all of Christine’s helpful communication skill-building advice, click on the title to access her BYTE session recording, Mastering Storytelling for the Business Conversation. 

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Topics: BYTE, Storytelling

Making Sense of Technology Overload

Posted by Katelind Hays

Nov 22, 2016 3:05:19 PM

BYTE Session Recap

32082831_s.jpgToday’s workers, and by extension, our learners, often feel burdened by technology overload. Always connected often means “never unplugged.” How, as both practitioners and people, do we untangle ourselves from the sticky tech web, and make real connections?

Kittie Watson, former Chair of Tulane University’s Communication Department and Founder of Innolect, discussed this exact problem with BYTE session attendees recently.

This blog defines technology overload, the benefits of unplugging from our devices, and how, as a leader, you can encourage smart technology usage for your team.

Access Kittie’s full BYTE recording to learn about the connection between dialogue and employee engagement, how to encourage listening, dialogue, and conversation to address a company’s pressing challenges, and apply techniques for getting back to communication basics.

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Topics: BYTE

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